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Program Manager, Senior (GCP) - Nerdery

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Job Title
Program Manager, Senior (GCP)
Job Location
Remote
Job Description

About Nerdery and Being a “Nerd.”
Nerdery is a digital product consultancy. Much more than consultants, we’re allies and guides on our clients’ digital journey – helping them to grow their business and delight their customers through intuitive, thoughtfully designed technology. As true partners, we prepare our clients for the opportunities in front of them, help them achieve their goals, and quickly deliver value for their customers. We do this by solving problems in creative ways across strategy, design, and technology.

At Nerdery, we’re not defined by our job titles but by the impact we make. You’ll work directly and closely with some of the world’s best brands to help create innovative digital products that serve everyone. As Nerds, our insight, innovation, and expertise are celebrated, and our growth is not only encouraged but expected. Being a Nerd means stepping up and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.  We’re curious, fearless (well, not totally fearless – there are heights and spiders, after all), and always our authentic selves.

We are looking for a Sr Program Manager to join our team!  We invite you to check out the details below and consider whether becoming a Nerd is the next step in your career journey.

We're looking for a Senior Program Manager with a strong background in GCP development builds. This role involves overseeing multiple programs and establishing strategy for planning, budgeting, and resourcing. Our ideal candidate is proactive, creative, swift and a strong leader. We want the people on this program to have confidence in this leader's pathway forward, even when the end isn't yet in sight. Key would be the emotional intelligence to taking client needs and translating that into how Nerdery can support their objectives. Join us in driving program success and maintaining our commitment to clients!

Requirements

  • 8+ years of experience in Program/Project Management required
  • 4+ years experience working in consulting/agency/client based environments
  • 2+ years working on a GCP based project
  • Experience leading Agile and SCRUM environments
  • Previous leadership and managerial experience
  • Strong understanding of digital technologies and user experience methodologies
  • Strong oral, written, problem-solving, and presentation communication skills
  • Background of operational and financial rigor and excellence
  • Experience and familiarity working with mid level client stakeholders (Director and above)
  • Experience managing a program/portfolio of multiple parallel projects with diverse stakeholders
  • Familiarity and comfort with multiple Project Management methodologies

What Things Will You Do As A Nerd?

  • Oversee and drive the day-to-day scope and quality of client projects and deliverables directly or through a team of Program Manager and/or Project Managers
  • Assist technology advisors and architects to ensure accurate estimates can be integrated into a actionable delivery plan for GCP projects
  • Estimate & define delivery approach for large programs encompassing all Nerdery disciplines including resource planning and forecasting of hiring needs
  • Manage and maintain internal processes around Nerdery management systems (OpenAir, JIRA, Confluence, etc.) and resource management.
  • Support PMO Director to serve as an escalation point for programs that fall outside their portfolio/program
  • Partner with Growth to estimate, scope, and sell work 
  • Audits other programs to provide recommendations & identify areas for improvement
  • Coach, mentor, and guide direct reports
  • Manage Delivery Financials (Service time, underburn and Delivered as Margin) 
  • Ensure seamless handoffs among the project teams, Nerdery and Client
  • Active understanding of Nerdery capabilities across practices to drive forward overall workflow

What Skills Will Help You Be A Successful Nerd?

  • Strong understanding of managing data projects on the GCP platform
  • Can coach/lead transformations on at least one methodology with clients
  • Ability to execute on as well as create and motivate a team around growth and client outcomes
  • Experience establishing an accountable, performance driven culture.
  • Superior ability to impact and influence project outcomes 
  • Results oriented mindset - holds themselves accountable for short and long-term success
  • Ability to adhere to processes yet remain flexible enough to tailor as appropriate for each project
  • Understanding of high-level client business processes, goals, and modes of operation
  • Ability to facilitate difficult delivery and impacts conversations with day-to-day client stakeholders
  • Lead the team on emerging trends and/ or technologies
  • Relationship building, both team and client
  • Active problem solving 

Are We the Right Fit For You?

The best way to get the scoop on whether Nerdery is the right place for you is to chat with current Nerds.  We would be delighted to have a conversation with you and share insight into what it’s really like to work at our organization and if it’s a place where you can thrive.  Our interview process will provide you ample opportunity to talk with other team members and assess whether the role is a good fit for your next chapter.  Take the first step and apply today – our Talent Advocates will then reach out to you to get the ball rolling!

Must be legally authorized to work within the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status.

Nerdery is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practice laws. Nerdery strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), pregnancy, marital status, familial status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. All employees, other workers and representatives of Nerdery are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. Nerdery will ensure that all employment practices are free of such discrimination. Such employment practices include, but are not limited to: hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, selection, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, compensation, benefits, selection for training, including apprenticeship and other terms and conditions of employment. Nerdery will also provide reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities pursuant to all applicable laws.

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Nerdery Headquarters Location

Bloomington, MN

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Nerdery Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

Nerdery Founded Year

2003

Nerdery Funding Rounds

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